Petition for Legal Aid to come back for Family Matters

Content courtesy of Emma Cordock – family law solicitor at AFG LAW, Bury.

Legal Aid from the 1st April 2013 has been withdrawn in some family cases as defined by the LASPO Act.

An online petition has now been set up to restore the availability of legal aid to those in Private Family Law matters, including fighting for access to children, injunctions and divorce to restore a fair opportunity for those to get justice not based on their ability to pay.

The e-petition can be found at:

If you feel that Legal Aid should be restored back to its original form please sign the petition by clicking on the link above.

If you have a family matter and are unsure if you can obtain legal aid please contact one of our family team at our Bury office on: 0161 359 3880 or e mail Emma Cordock at

We offer a free 15 minute consultation appointment to assess your legal aid entitlement either by telephone or in person.

For more information about AFG LAW please click here